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. instead, the increase access to resources locally and globally through market driven and volunteer-based platforms that unleashed the creativity of citizens to create an exchange value directly with each other. it is very adaptable to local conditions. with this economic shift, there is also a cultural shift. we are rediscovering that the good life is about the basic things like health and family, community, purposeful work, friendship, spiritual expression. we are discovering access better supports the pursuit of happiness than ownership. let me talk about -- let me give you a couple of examples and the potential impact to give a feel of how this could be a fix. cars sharing is a really good thing to look at. it is the archetype of the sharing economy. it has been around for a while. the research has come out recently. a uc-berkeley study showed once shared car replaces nine to 13 owned cars. 50% of households who joine, joined to get access to a car that did not have access to the car. the total household the account in the sample size was about 6000. it dropped by 50%. another s
local businesses and experience of the city has to offer. -- experience all the city has to offer. >> i am one of the founders of get around. we are a marketplace for cars sharing. we founded the company in 2009 as part of the graduate studies program where we were challenged to come up with an idea that could impact 1 billion people in 10 years. we believe we are addressing the problem of overpopulation. millions of cars sit idle 92% of the time. because congesting in the city's -- they cause congestion in the city' and burn a hole in your pocketbook. we all have cars that sit there. i am happy to see many of our members in the audience tonight who share their cars and make an average $300 a month. that is a significant amount of money that can offset expenses and be put into the local economy. we believe we are addressing key issues in our city. i am very proud to be your. we chose to launch in san francisco. we felt this was the place to join the sharing revolution. we have about 10,000 cars signed up across the country. we are available in four markets. we're lucky to have the backi
also a great kudos has to happen to our partners, both locally, regionally, and the federal government. we could not have done this without the 9-1/2 million dollars of recovery monies that we got through the federal government. we have herb schultz here from the department of human services federal government. they've been really at the forefront with us. certainly dan bernel representing leader pelosi. she has been really a stalwart fighter. when everybody was cutting funds, she preserved that money for us. and, of course, i've got to put out a big, big thanks to president obama because without that recovery money, we wouldn't be here talking about this today. so, thank you, president obama. (applause) >> and leader pelosi, federal partners working with our local folks here. that's how we get these things done. and then i want to just give a special shout out to dr. colvax who is here. i know he gave such you an incredible dedication when he was the head of the hiv unit while he was here. we're changing stories now that he's at the head of the national office on hiv policy and the na
with state and local governments. we're making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available for those communities that will be hardest hit. we anticipate that the center of the storm will hit landfall sometime this evening. but because of the nature of the storm, we're certain that this will be a slow-moving process through a wide swath of the country. and millions of people will be affected. the most important message that i have for the public right now is pleased listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. don't question. -- don't question the instructions that are being given because this is a serious storm and could have potentially fatal consequences if people do not act quickly. the good news is that the governors and local officials, i think, have had a few days of preparation. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal and local governments. so we're confident that the assets are prepositioned for the effectiveness in response to this storm. k
and minority muslims called rohingyas. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they reveal heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in rakhine in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. president thein sein has made a policy of promoting reconciliation between ethnic minorities. the government signed a cease-fire in january with a separatist group called the national union, ending more than 60 years of armed conflict. reconciliation with ethnic minorities was the condition western countries placed on myanmar in exchange for easing economic sanctions along with enacting democratic reforms. but the thein sein administration is finding that the rohingya issue is more complicated. many buddhists think of the muslims as intruders from nei
congestion pricing to a downtown transit tax assessment district to even a local gas tax or a local vehicle license fee so that we can fully fund our uni system and stop fixing the buses with duct tape and have a first-class transit system in san francisco. another way that we can be a leader is to encourage people to get out of the cars and on to bike by developing a 100 percent renewable infrastructure and making green building and agriculture the norm in san francisco. i have been endorsed by the san francisco bay garden and the tenant's union and the lgbt, club and the action for children and many, many more. these organizations know that san francisco needs leaders that can face our issues honestly, without deference to big money. my name is julian, davis and i am running for supervisor in district five and i would be pleased to have your vote this november. >> hello, my name is daniel leavitt and i am running for district five supervisor and i am also an attorney here in san francisco, and to quote, another late attorney, the great oliver holmes. as life is action and passion you sho
, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. giants fans are hoping for a >>> good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. giants' fans are hoping for a sweep tonight and another world series title. hundreds are watching game four right now at the civic center in san francisco. and while detroit is on the verge of elimination a return to the world series has proven to be emblematic of the perseverance of the motor city. mike sugerman shows us what the fall classic meanst tot city and its people and -- to the city and its people and has the mood changed too? >> reporter: well, nothing like a home team home run and the first lead of the entire series for detroit. to get fans excited and yes, i heard some loud yelling from the stadium which i hasn't heard in the last -- hadn't heard in the last couple can of days, the region -- couple of days. the region really needs a boost. the following is a tale o
with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... champs..." a clean sweep in detroit!! tonight the giants are wolrd champions again.... >>> got him looking. the giants won it all. >>> that makes it a clean sweep in detroit. tonight, the giants are world champions again. cementing their place in history and in the hearts of san francisco fans everywhere. >>> good evening. the celebrations are going strong in the city by the bay. here is a live look from chopper 5 above the ballpark at 3rd and king. thousands of people are in the streets basking in the warmth. and the fans started a small pwopb fire bon fire. the fans did not care there was no game but they still showed up to celebrate. all along the embarcadero. thousands of fans are in the mission district. chopper 5 caught these images of a fire in the street and we heard reports of a muni bus driver stuck in the middle of thousands of fans. the b
's path from north carolina up to long island, as far away as nential. >> state and local lead -- as new england. >> state and local leaders have isvacusued eion orders while the storm is still miles out at sea. susan mcginnis is live at rehobeth beach this afternoon in delaware. susan? >> the clock is ticking down. the arrival of the monster storm. the only people you can find outside on the delaware shore right now are emergency folks and some media. the big worry for the arrival of this storm, among the biggest worries, is flooding, but because of the storm surge, a lot of that flooding is already happening. pieces of the atlantic city board walk ended up in the street. as hurricane sandy moves closer. roads are flooded and it is only expected to get worse. hundreds of thousands of people along the east coast have evacuated. but others refuse to leave. >> this is part of me. i've got to stay here. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says the massive storm has turned to the left and is expected to make land fall near delaware bay and new jersey. >> the most important message tha
in -- we are already in 19 cities all over the world. we just provide the tools on line, and local residents throughout the world decide they want to be part of the movement and part of airbnb and list their homes on the site, and local travelers decide they want to go somewhere and look for those. the amazing thing is it is really driven by the global community. we just like to help that along by contributing to community events and the ups and educational experiences to help host become better hosts, and quite often, actually, we have events where the travelers who are in town can attend. one such event is happening this thursday. inh -- t san francisco have nominated their favorite destinations, experiences, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations in their neighborhoods, and we will be presenting a guide to san francisco based on this. in terms of the role the city is playing, i think the biggest role in city could play would be to make compliance with existing laws and regulations more clear and more easy for local residents. london, for example, is doing a great job of t
known as instant runoff voting. san francisco voters will use it to elect most local officials by selecting a first choice candidate in the first column on the ballot and deborah second and third choice candidates in the second and third columns resect to do -- respectively. this makes it possible to elect local officials with the majority of votes. more than 50% without the need for a second runoff election. in san francisco, ranked choice of voting is for the election of members of the board of supervisors, the mayor, sharon, just -- district attorney, city attorney, treasurer, this is a recorder, and public defender. ranked joyce voting does not apply to elections for local school and community college board members. number the election of state or federal officials. ranked choice of voting does not affect the adoption ballot measures. when voters received their ballot, either at a polling place or an absentee ballot in the mail, it will consist of multiple cards. voters will receive cards with contests for federal and state offices, as well as for state propositions and loc
local mass transit systems will not be working throughout the entire day. >> is 4:38. local utilities companies have been spending the past couple of days getting ready for sandy. >> there is a saying that goes, the calm before the storm. >> we are holding firm as far as our restoration effort. crews are in place as far as out-of-town. safety is a prime concern at pepco. they drove a long way. we brought more of the calvary. the winds need to pick up. the many utilities up and down the eastern seaboard, and if they are not in place today they will need to be. >> there could be more than 1 million outages. >> if to track the storm from new england all the way to hampton roads virginia, millions of people will be impacted. we do not know how many customers will be out. we know that if be forecast holds together, we will have an extended period of winds a 50-60 miles per hour. a lot of trees in washington. the trees will affect the power lines. tomorrow will be the peak critical periods. >> how many people have you brought in from out of state? >> we have requested over 2500. we brought
government is closed today and most local governments are also closed. >> emergency personnel are still asked to report in, however. every major public transportation agency is closed today. metro transit, vre, almost every flight to our region has already been canceled. call your airline is the advice. marc is shut down. amtrak canceled most of its trains as well. >> and today is a day off for most school systems in our area. this is the place to get the latest information. >>> good morning. thank you again for joining us. we're glad you're with us. here's monika. let's talk a little bit about traffic. there can't be much out there. >> there isn't but we will talk about street flooding, airlines, trains, everything you need to know. river road is shut down. beach drive is shut down. >> areas where we know the water normally builds up on the roadway. >>> howard wishes he could be the man of the hour for great sunshine but you are the man of the hour. where is sandy now? >> 285 miles east of cape hatteras. looks like it's starting to make the turn to the north. it was going northeast yesterday
in 1969. i'm a sandhog. i've been a sandhog for 37 years. narrator: sandhogs are the men of local 147, who work deep below the city. they began building the infrastructure of new york in 1872. from the subways to the sewers, the water tunnels to the highway tunnels, new york city thrives because of their work. ryan: you got one little hole in the ground, and nobody knows we're here. see the empire state building, right. that's 1,000 feet. so you figure, you go down 1,000. how high that is -- that's how far we go down. narrator: stretching more than 60 miles under the city, tunnel 3 is taking generations of workers to complete. ryan: i don't even want to imagine what my father had to go through. when we first started, it was a rough job. everything was dynamite. now, they have these machines called "moles." it's like a big drill, and it just cuts right through the ground. so there's no more dynamite. and it's still a rough job, but it's gotten to a point where it's a lot safer. in the '70s, we lost a man a mile basically. here, maybe we've had two or three deaths in the last 20 years, which
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stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and live on nbcwashington.com. >> good morning. sandy's first heavy rains are now coming into our region. they've had heavy downpours all night right along the atlantic seaboard and the eastern sho. they have wind gusts from 40 to 45 miles an hour now. the heaviest rains are now getting closer to washington. in fact, the areas you see here they are getting some moderate rain now in the yellow zone. here is the intensity scale. anges and reds, that's heavy rain, and the really heavy rain band is just about to come i
calming. the application community-driven local street space or neighborhood local space. local neighborhood traffic calming you are familiar with. there's an arterial track. most of the resources have gone toward the traffic calming. mta for a variety of reasons, not least of which has to be with the ped safety task force as the primary location where there's been safety issues is thinking of shifting most of traffic calming resources toward the arterials. so the second project on the screen here is about sort of rebalancing the traffic calming program, which is almost entirely funded by prop k. this will come to you in the december, january time frame. looking at changes of criteria and how you want to shift the funding. the top one is again about those arterials. one of reasons we haven't focussed on is cost. what are the biggest bang for the buck to reduce speed. so we don't -- >> if you could please allow the meeting to continue. you will have an opportunity to speak during public comment. >> please continue. >> again, city-wide, safe routes to school. we briefed the commi
than on profits, our local merchants, our restaurants, cafes and shops will be able to hire more people. we've been building affordable housing for veterans and seniors and fighting along side tenants against ellis act evictions and been improving neighborhood quality of life by tackling nightclubÑ congestion, vacant buildings and supporting arts, seniors who want to live in our community, familieses whokí need childcare. i've been proud to work with you to increase transparency and innovation at city hall. because we need a 21st century government, i've championed the overhaul of our city's information technology. because we've had to balance massive budget deficits for years, i reform, now requiring multi-year planning, financial1 and savings. to make government more accountable i passed new ethics rules demanding more disclosure by lobbyists and to protect ourt fkétuák creating new green jobsn the process. now, i am proud of whatcgçd wee accomplished together over the past four years, but-2z i do hae opp trying to stop us from moving our neighborhoods forward,#lx$s fighting the
. >> tourists and locals are preparing for flooding and power outages. in new york city waves are splashing over the sea walls. here's t.j. winick live. >> reporter: good afternoon whether here on the southern tip of new jersey or 150 miles north up in new york city, we are expect to see water rise from 6 to 11 feet. it could have a devastating impact on the east coast. forcasters predict this could be the worst storm in two generations. hurricane sandy is strengthening and heading north. with 50 million in its path. the eye is expect to make landfall late monday night in atlantic city, new jersey but will.i.am pack communites hundreds of miles away. >>> -- >> -- >> this is going to be a big storm, a difficult storm the great thing about america is we all pull together. >> reporter: the real fear is sandy's storm surge, fueled by high winds and a full moon. >> we are talking the ocean coming in causing massive flooding. >> reporter: already a spectacle early monday in cape may, the angry atlantic is the real fear for locals like tom. >> i think it is mostly water. >> reporter: seen in satellite
at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring you a live report as soon as possible. >>> let's get the latest where the storm is right now from topper. >> she's essentially sitting in southern new jersey now right between ocean city, new jersey, and also cape may. maximum established winds 90 miles per hour, gusts to 115 and we're looking at oddly enough, we talked about this a little bit at least behind the scenes that some of the hurricane force winds now are
for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. >> that left bill clinton flying solo in florida. >> i was supposed to be the warmup man for president obama today. but that storm on the east coast had other ideas. >> governor romney canceled his schedule tonight but today he was still campaigning out of the storm's path in ohio. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we are in a special edition today, hurricane sandy growing stronger, reaching what could be historic strength as it heads directly for the northeast. we've got all of our reporters standing by throughout the danger zones with full reports but first, our meteorologist bill karins, live in lower manhattan, bracing for the storm surge tonight. bill, you're down there near battery city and obviously you're looking at tide coming in i guess around 8:30 tonight, is the really first test of just how bad this is going to be? >> yeah. this is
to find another way to get in. amtrak canceled its northeast corridor service. other local mass transit systems are planning to shut down today. >> all three d.c. area airports will stay open. they have already cancelled hundreds of flights out of dull es bwi and national airport. be sure to call ahead if you have a flight. she continues our team coverage. we are talking about traces of rain already. >> absolutely. good morning to you. the biggest concern was going to be storm surge. they will continue to monitor that over the next 24. the water coming over the sea wall. that is the concern. we are at 17th and the boardwalk. anything south of that is part of the mandatory evacuation zone. they have to get out of here as quickly as possible. the wind has been whipping hard this morning. this is not the beginning of what we are going to feel in ocean city. the water is now coming closer. this is something we have been monitoring. we are the brink of the area they are evaluating. they are trying to keep everybody's safe, knowing the first responders will not be able to get them in the case
then that responsibility gets transferred to the local offices. but unfortunately the communication is an important issue that will be debated in the years ahead. but it should be a hurricane watch or warning. it is a hurricane and will be doing damage along new jersey, long island t coast of new england it will be historic. and it will be late tomorrow and into tuesday. it's still not raining in new york city. >> how does this storm rival any other storms you can remember? >> the only one i can remember is the blizzard of 78. it was like that anded the an eye but that was a winter situation that came up. by the time i got home after three or four days, four feet snow. this one because it's autumn, five to ten inches of rain in many areas. so what we have to deal with is the rain then the wind. once the soil gets saturated that's the increasing danger of power outages and trees coming down. one posssive is leaves are down but the roads are going to be slippery in the morning with the leaves down. >> a viewer on twitter wants to know what time the winds wil
stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to the east are being hit particularly hard already at this hour. now we've got storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to break it down. >> you can see the extent of this storm. it's huge. it's about 1,000 miles wide. it's continuing on a track that is now taking aim at our atlantic seaboard. and way out ahe
for sandy. most shops were closed today. exception of this maman and locals, there refute on the street. >>t feels very different. >> the wind and rain that is concern. what impact tropical storm force have on trees. >> we are concerned with the that the wind and rain will trees. they will pull down power lines severe powerave outages for multiple days. >> tens of thousands of were left without power this summer. many expect sandy will leave e dark. th >> we've gotten our batteries to gather. extra food and ice and things like that. >> you can see the wind has been every fewck and forth minutes. gotten some of these trees swing quite a bit. a lot of concern, whether or not r outages and powe not the water will start rising. >> we shall see. d.c..head over to another area that is used to e damaging floods. >> the sandbags are stacked against basement doors. far, so good for bloomingdale's. of concern about any intent downpours. including dell, residents took into their own hands keep the sewers from being clocked by leaves. i live in a basement. this is a flood prone area. >> a cross town on
at the beach plaza down there at the boardwalk and it is a wild night at the beach but even more locally we see the winds ramping up, so that will be a big concern and the heavy rain coming in already. rain totals in guess of 2 inches with more heavy rain. a significant rain band getting ready to come into southern maryland right now. flood watches are up. they will continue to be up. we have huge surf building off the coast. surf heights up to 28, 29 feet tomorrow. you can see that huge ocean surge under that hurricane offshore. we have coastal flooding concerns for the entire chesapeake bay but the most significant flooding will be on the side of the bay. >> northwest winds between monday and tuesday in particular but nonetheless that would pileup the water in cambridge, st. michaels, kent island, you name it, that side of the bay in particular may be more sus september table. we're going to be on this storm tracking it tonight and through the day tomorrow. of course nonstop coverage for you and again, the winds ramping up, the storm ramping up and we'll have much more straight ahead. >> let'
thing. there is your radar. that is a local look. want to mention that our rain, which has been light in places has become steadier here in the last couple of hours and will become heavy during the early- morning hours. notice the yellow starting to get across the bay. that is pushing off to the north and west. we have very heavy rain down towards cambridge, parts of southern maryland now getting in on the heavy rain. all of that is headed to the north and west. so the first part of this storm will be the rain. it will be picking up in intensity here and be extremely heavy during times for our monday. the wind which have been gusting to about 30 here in washington are going to steadily pick up as well. let's look at the bigger picture and take another look at the storm. there you go. all systems go here unfortunately for landfall across southern new jersey, perhaps the bay of delaware. we'll be feeling the effects all day today and all day tomorrow. it will be slow to weaken because it is a hybrid. it is not just deriving its energy from the ocean waters. it is deriving its energy fro
-powered or hand-cranked radio areto get news from the local stations. cell phones -- sometimes they don't work. radios are the best way to get communication in the local communities. >> how do we measure this storm against others we have seen in the last 25 years? >> i don't measure storms against the last one. they're all so unique. i try to focus on the consequences. for the northeast, i think after last year's irene, we pretty well reminded everybody northeast has a hurricane threat. >> all right. >> they would like to reopen trading by wednesday of this week at the latest. >> do many insurance companies cover this type of sdmer. >> many don't. they don't include flood insurance, water damage. many homeowners if they look at their policies will recognize that hurricanes in many cases aren't covered. they would have to buy insurance through the government insurance for flooding and many haven't done that. we might find out there are plenty of people after this that don't have the coverage they would need. >> thank you. >>> the presidential campaigns have canceled more th
of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we've just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here and the various agencies in charge including the didn't of the defense and energy that are going to need to respond quickly. we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials of fema as well and i've talked to the governors of the potentially impacted states as well as the cities in the region. at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the position of equipment that are going to be needed to respond to the storm are in place. but as craig has imp sized this hasn't hit land fall yet so we don't know where it's going to hit or where we're going to see the biggest impacts. and that's why it's so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all the members of the team for the outstanding work that they're doing. but the other thing that makes this storm unique is we anticipate it's going to be slow movi
, local news shows, bloorg, fox, i don't watch a lot because i find t it is like msnbc, both of them are buysed for their cause and msnbc is totally biased for obama. i do a lot of research for myself and people should. host: the des moines register endorsed mitt romney as a candidate and we'll be looking at the battleground state of iowa this morning. we're doing a whole series looking at battleground states. so we'll check in with a news man in iowa this morning. host: hello. caller: i've never called in before but it seems like i have a lot of opinions on this election where as the previous one i've only voted one other time tabbed previous time i didn't really pay much attention to. but in regard to the hurricane, obviously i'm in cspan.org, it's not like it's a threat to me, but i think that with recent events benghazi and whatnot, it really is going to be a testament as to how obama is going to respond to this. and maybe he might gain some votes back from people he lost them from depending on how he respond to it. and i mean, i think that it's kind of ify with all of the campai
moderate to locally heavy rains. even here in the metro some moderate rains. it's only going to be increasing here as we get into the afternoon. let's talk about the wind field from sandy. an enormously wide storm. tropical storm force winds extending like 450 miles from the center. hurricane force winds more than a hundred miles from the center. the orange and the reason we make a distinction with the 58 mile an hour winds strowct turly, -- structurally, evening firing wise this is a level of wind that becomes more damaging too and especially the hurricane force winds. hurricane force winds reach the coast this evening. by 8:00 all of us will be dealing with tropical storm force winds. the more damaging winds by 8:00 encompass the bay, our eastern counties and look at the hurricane force winds from southern jersey across most of delaware, down through ocean city and assateague and moving toward easton and denton. by 2:00 a.m., these are considered sustained wind forecast from the national hurricane center. by 2:00 a.m., they're forecasting potentially these very strong winds
that are in many cases for local government are best partners at fighting important poverty, that kind of stuff. >> governor walker, for you as well, the defining issue that determines the outcome in your state? >> well it's certainly about jobs. in our case it's elections are fundamentally about the future and not about the past. so i think people on the few weeks back on that night in denver and john's state outside of his hometown there when voters got to see that mitt romney had a plan and the president didn't. and now in the last few days, he's trying to gloss that over with a 20-page glossy document. he doesn't have a plan, mitt romney does. in fact just yesterday as i was traveling the state, there were literally farmers out in fields that had almost like a burma shave commercial. they had one sign after another after another that listed out the five points of his plan. people want to know how they're going to get working in janesville or green bay or wausau or milwaukee or superior. they want to know how we're going to get working again. i think it was clear after the debate. they saw r
. that is where between the local school boards, teachers and parents. now i don't -- i said i wanted to take a look at the department of education, and it's possible. but they do some good things so we don't want to throw that away. but we need -- any federal organizations basically as big as the department of education there is a lot waste. just to get that money to the states. they can do it themselves and that is a state issue but it would be more economical doing that. and we need to eliminate a lot of mandates mandated by the department of education. that's what i don't think a lot of career politicians, which i'm not, but a lot of career politicians really don't grasp how these mandates that the federal government mandates down to the state including education. they have to be paid for and it falls to the state's usually. the federal government will mandate. let's eliminate that and use our money wisely, focus it like a laser on bill local schools and the teachers and the school board's. that's how you improve education. >> moderator: mr. casey? casey: monica, this is important as it r
of san francisco. we want to remind the prop k local sales tax is being used to improve the delivery of services to our residents. we're very proud of that, and i look forward to continuing the work with all of you on the commission. and again, we want to thank our staff for their tremendous work. with that, that closes my remarks. is there any member of the public that would like to speak on this? if so, please come forward. >> mr. chair, i have a few comments on what you said. on the two projects that you tried to give a little spin so that our representatives in congress as you say, have delivered this huge sums of money. but let me remind everybody that it's taxpayers money. let me talk about the central subway. all of y'all should know that phase one of that was the third street light rail where we expanded over 700 million. that has to be tweaked. as much as we have people talking about rosy terms, that system really doesn't work. so now we have phase two, which is 1.5 miles and expanding over a billion dollars. to be expect, over $1.6 billion. if you folks think that's somethi
city. we'll be right back. , and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. . >>> kansas city's kansas city's arrowhead stadium -- raiders with the 13-6 lead into the locker room. palmer trouhis second touchdown pass to darrius heyward-bey turns into a touchdown. he does the rest to the end zone. 26-9 with the chiefs trying to get back into it in the 4th quarter. matt cassel picked off by lee. the first road win for the raiders since they beat the chiefs last december. they have now made it six in a row at arrowhead. 26-16 the final, 3-4, oakland is one game out of a first place. palmer has barely been in oakland a year, but he is got a feel for how thing goes in the afc west. >> you talk about chiefs and raiders, you can't rely on strikes. you know you are going to get a good shot from them and coming off a bye-week, there wer
to be a devastating tomorrow system. more on your local weather coming up. >> you can see a lot of fog in our traffic cameras. one of our local weather stories. you can see it towards the bay bridge. there is delays traffic wise. you'll notice in the cash and fast track lanes. we're starting to see those delays in the middle lanes as well as the outer cash lanes. only about fieven minutes or so to get you on to the bridge. these delays are going to continue to grow. here's a live look where you can see the fog has moved in here as well. this is 880 and 237. silicon valley commute. 237 between 880 and 101, 7 minutes. free and clear. live look heading out of san francisco near candle stick. continues to move well towards sfo. looks good on 280 as well. that is a check of your time-saver traffic. back to you guys. >> time now is 6:12. someone in the bay area could be $13 million richer. where the lucky lottery ticket was sold. >> and a dream vacation turning into a nightmare. how hurricane sandy ruined a disney cruise coming your way. >> live pictures from atlantic city. how the massive storm surge is b
through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> department of public works crews are still cleaning unmess in the mission district. hue victory celebration here got out of hand. it's a superstore, one that can cause -- super storm, one that can cause catastrophic devastation. >> welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, october 29th. >>> the giants won their second title in three years with a sweep of the detroit tigers. sergio romo struck out miguel cabrera to end the game in the 10th inning. >> we cute up with matt cain. he did not get the win but did strike out five. >>> some of the celebrations by giants' fans turned ugly. allie rasmus is live where they are cleaning up. >> reporter: if you look to where we are, you can see the shadow -- he's wiping up some of the tags -- we turned the camera around to this intersection at mission and 16th. >> this intersection was completely closed off to traffic -- while police were out here patrolling the crowd and department of publi
everybody. i thank president obama. i thank all of our federal, state, and local officials who have continued to support the effort of the health department of our private practitioners, of all those who are here in this final effort to end the epidemic of aids. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. next i'm going to introduce supervisor scott weaner from district 8 who is going to -- always supported the work that we've done here. and thank you for coming. (applause) >> thank you, thank you. and i want to wish a very happy birthday to my colleague supervisor david campos. (applause) >> it seems like just yesterday that we were here and we had our hard hats on, and we were breaking the wall there when some friends of mine saw the photos, they told me i should not be wearing a hard hat. [laughter] >> it was a learning experience. so, you know, 30 years ago san francisco, we had to start going it alone. we had the epidemic break out here and we weren't getting a lot of support from the federal government and the state government. and this city did what we often do here. we pul
have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful. >> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some of the spider's we see here on display. >> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other spiders. they are under the microscope here. research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million yea
to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. >> in new york city, water is already flooding battery park. the city could get the worst of the storm surge up to an 11 foot wall of water that could hit manhattan. mayor bloomberg is urging residents to listen to evacuation orders. >> on the coast and waterways have begun rising and are expecting to remain at higher levels for the next 24 hours. >> and here's a look at times square earlier this morning. a relative ghost town all because of sandy. mass transit and schools are closed. in addition to the evacuation in the big apple, also a number of other cities on the east coast. wall street shutdown for the first time since the september 11th attacks. it gives you an idea of how bad sandy is expected to be. sandy leaving a mark on parts of north carolina. these are pictures from curo beach 30 miles north of wilmington. rising tides flooded homes. as many as 50 million people are in that hurricane's path. >> let's get right to meteorologist christina loren
is working with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in all the affected states take this seriously. listen to your state and local elected officials. >> president obama has to oversee the hurricane response in the midst of an election. how he handled the crisis could impact the results. the storm is disrupting campaign stops and early voting schedules. it is clearing supermarket shelves in new york, one of the major cities in its past president. and scrambled to stock up on batteries, a tortoise, and canned fruits -- torches. the new york stock exchange will close its trading floor. the prospect of weather systems colliding makes people apprehensive with a fear that they are headed for a perfect storm. bbc news, new york. >> let's go live to staten island in new york. a resident is joining us. what is it like and how worried are you? >> i am really not worried, because we have taken all the precautions we can, short of evacuating. we have enough food to last a couple days. are you on the ground floor? what have you done to protect your property? >> we don
are getting worse... >> sandy maybe 1,000 mi. away from chicago but local weather watchers are already predicting we will feel some of her a fax. high winds and high waves on lake michigan plus canceled flights at the airport are just the beginning of what we will see locally >> anyone who uses it chicago's lakefront path will want to be extra careful in the days ahead. we will feel the impact of hurricane sandy. feeling it already with extremely high winds... giant waves in lake michigan in the possibility of flooding >> at montrose harbor, today... winds whistled and whipped against the masts of sailboats. im glad i don't have a boat in maryland. lets put it that way. greg johnson and his wife were packing up their 22-foot catalina. hurricane sandy --bringing high winds and waves to the chicago area --could cause problems for boats not yet stored for the winter season. hopefully it won't be too bad....boats kind of scattering serious problems. sandy also causing serious problems at chicago's o'hare airport.. nationwide, airlines have canceled thousands of flights to-and-from the ea
locales instan a las personas permanecer en sus hogares, pero si no tienen electricid ad, hay refugios disponibles para aquellos que necesiten... no hay quien le gane a la naturaleza.. residentes de la region tuvieron una pelea constante contra las rafagas de viento y las lluvias... tratando de prepararse... haciendo las ultimas compras para recibir a sandy... "yo espero que no llegue como lo han pronosticado, que sea en menor escala y que todo este bien" "estoy comprando las cosas que necesito por ejemplo agua y baterias para la linterna y asi estamos esperando a que venga" son muy pocos los comercios abiertos.. las calles estan casi desiertas... y si no tiene que salir, las autoridad es estan recomiendando a la poblacion permanecer en sus hogares.... "tal vez la gente piensa, bueno esta lloviendo y no esta muy feo y todo eso, pero por favor se va a poner mucho peor, se va a poner horrible, se queden en la casa por favor" pero residentes como amanda no escatimo tener que caminar cuadras para ayudar a una anciana... "le fui a dejar una lampara a una senora bien grande que esta aca y n
and imagine that, rather than computers. the department's at local state and national levels as a result have a difficult time communicating with fema. according to that report because of many of the process is the manual, the culture have become dependent on individual people. staff relying on personal relationships to accomplish tasks. including -- concluded from the gao, a total revamp. maybe that is why the improperly paid nearly $100 million to hurricane victims after katrina and rita between 2005 and 2010. just earlier this month the agency waived its demands for repayment. altogether, 371 million was paid out in error. taken a reminder to everybody out there, that's our money fellow taxpayers. remember katrina trailers, 145,000 of them deemed unsafe because they had high levels of formaldehyde. we pay for that. there were used anyway by storm victims. if you're thinking poor fema is having problems because it is woefully understaffed, not true. the agency has grown in the wake of katrina. the funding extension passed by congress this fall addressed very little of these problems. made a
of the state sector is so big. we are continuing to pursue the policy of looking at a local tax rate for northern ireland because of the border with the republic. i don't think it's the only thing we should look at. we need to boost manufacturing and do all the things we can to encourage investment into northern ireland which i've been doing. >> mr. speaker, on monday i was delighted when the prime minister put his rocket boosters on rehabilitation. will he as first lord of the treasury ensure that the treasury stand behind the minister of justice as they deliver [inaudible] radical globally new cash consequences of [inaudible] for the next spending review period? we should be bringing payment by results to all of the criminal justice system. i want to see payment by results being the norm rather than the exception. i think if you look to be fair to the treasury when they designed payment by results in the welfare system. they allowed them to spend the future receipts of lower benefit claims. and i'll sure they'll make sure we get better value for money and better results in our crim
's how we build the local economy with small business. >> all right. mr. garcia. >> joe is right. we need to change the landscape and how we do business. we have decided that process is product here in san francisco. we tend to defy the code and vilify the individual who is trying to get a business started. we are not business friendly. in 2004 the city of san francisco passed prop i and required that the city do economic analysis every four years and strategy report. talks about how we improve the economy and one thing we are trying to change to the gross receipt tax and that is a start but we have to press this and business friendly city and benefit those in business and benefit those in need of job when is we have 8% unemployment here in san francisco. >> thank you sir. ms. gavin. >> i would invest in transportation, in public transportation it would be muni. i think a lot of areas that we need to upgrade muni and put it under ground. i would invest in the ferries. i think being a tourist city and many people commute to the city i think it's one area a lot of jobs would com
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